London Greek Film Festival - FILMS 2015



Draconian Decision of the German Drachma. Directed by Billy Cotsis. Australia, 2015. 7:56. World Premiere.


Film Category: short fiction film / experimental

Original Title: Draconian Decision of the German Drachma

Duration: 7:56

Country of origin: Australia

Director: Billy Cotsis

Producer: Andrew Paschali

Production Company / Companies: Over the Hill Productions

Brief synopsis in English:
What would happen if Germany was poor and Greece was rich? How would the Greek Cabinet deal with the request for a 100 Billion Euro request?
Set in Athens in 2019 using famous names from the looooong history of Greece (Alcibiades, Mercouris, Leonidas, Venizelos), this satirical film shows the reverse side of the current crisis in Greece.
Greece has now cashed in on its oil and gas reserves and true to form they use a tavern to make a decision on how they will help Germany, or will they?
With footage of Athens, the bleak reality of how people can respond to poverty via rioting, the traditional Greek gathering around a dinner table and the use of historical figures to illustrate that Greece indeed has a long history and is going nowhere!
The leader in the film is the scheming Alcibiades who does not want to provide any real assistance to Germany. And why would he when he can enjoy his ouzo and keep Greece as a viable economy free from the distraction of helping another country.
With an alternative ending and references to the glory of Greece of yesterday, the film will help you think about what it means to be on the other side of the fence.

Release Date: February, 2015

Original Format:

PM: Alcibiades (Giorgios Samartzis)
Treasurer: Pythagoras (Kate Barnes)
Deputy Minister: Afrodite (Dimi Lerantges)
Culture Minister: Mercouri (Belinda Maree Elchaar)
Defence Minister: Leonidas (Peter Lianos)
Foreign Minister: Philipos II (John Dangas)
Finance Minister: Venizelos (Peter Lianos)
Chancellor: Merkel (Guita Luigi)
Special Minister: Ballackhauf (Peter Milionis)
German Reveller: Tekno Manos

Crew: Manuel Lexus

Original Language(s): English

English Subtitles: -




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